English Mountain Recovery Center blogarticles in the field of substance use disorders and addiction recovery. Here you will find news, information, and inspiration about drug and alcohol addiction and recovery.
The opioid crisis continues to spread throughout the United States, killing tens of thousands of people each year and destroying the lives of even more. A drug called xylazine, also known as tranq, is making the deadliest synthetic opioid, fentanyl, even more lethal.Xylazine (Tranq): The BasicsXylazine is an animal tranquilizer, anesthetic, muscle relaxant, and analgesic....Read More
A person battling addiction does not have much ability to think about or plan for the future. Their sole focus becomes getting more of the substance they crave. Yet it’s essential to understand how the misuse of drugs and alcohol can create complications not just today but well into the future.Studies indicate a significant link...Read More
Grief is a natural, expected emotional reaction to loss. It is painful and can be overwhelming. Many people associate grief with the death of a loved one, close friend, or pet. But the loss of anything important to a person can result in grief. Everyone deals with grief differently. While some of these methods are healthy,...Read More
SMART Recovery is a popular resource for many people in addiction recovery. Some choose it as an alternative to a more traditional 12-Step program like Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Others choose SMART Recovery as a supplement to their 12-Step program. SMART Recovery and 12-Step programs share the three main principles of confidentiality, accessibility,...Read More
People once believed a fully developed human brain was fixed and unchangeable. Scientists now know that is not the case. The discovery of the formation of new neurons forming new neural pathways in the fully adult brain showed scientists the power of the brain to change, reorganize, and grow. The brain’s incredible ability to adapt...Read More
The question of whether or not a person suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction needs to hit rock bottom before seeking treatment is not new. The simple answer to the question is no. Hitting rock bottom is not necessary before seeking help for a substance use disorder. Whenever you are ready for help, it...Read More
Deciding to stop using drugs or drinking alcohol is difficult for many people. Remaining sober requires daily hard work, commitment, complete self-honesty, and diligent self-care–and these major changes can feel terrifying to people. Others may not want to admit to themselves or their loved ones that they are struggling with addiction. They fear the societal...Read More
A gender-specific drug addiction treatment program is one that is designed specifically to treat men and women separately. Gender-specific programs have numerous benefits because men and women have different biological and cultural differences that impact their addiction and recovery. Could this type of treatment work for you?How Does Addiction Impact Genders Differently?Gender-specific addiction treatment pays...Read More
Drug and alcohol addiction treatment isn’t a simple, straight path but one that often has a number of twists and turns as a person works toward healing. The healing process takes a lot of tools – highly skilled therapists, a wide range of treatment techniques, and, perhaps most importantly, time. Making the decision to enter...Read More
How do you tell someone you need help with your drug use? You don’t have to wait until someone asks you to start the conversation. In fact, if you’re ready to get help, you don’t even have to tell anyone if you don’t want to do so. You can reach out to our team at...Read More
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